Monday, October 20, 2014

64 Days Until A Woolly Christmas....

 Santa's Tree - One
In approximately 60 days,
a Christmas Tree
just for Santa
will be revealed on this blog!
These are the first two 
little ornaments for his tree!
I used some very pretty threads,
from
The Gentle Art - Simply Wool Thread
&
from The Threadgatherer her wool & silk thread
Sheep's Silk.
The heavier embroidery was done with
the beautiful Sheep's Silk.
I made these ornaments a little
bit fancier just because they are
for Santa!
I used my two favorite books
to find just the right embroidery stitches.
       Mary Thoma's Dictionary of 
Embroidery Stitches
&
Judith Montano's
Elegant Stitches.
They are very simple stitches,
I am sure you can find them in any
book or even online. 
And of course one of my very own
made up stitches!
The pattern will be ready in just a few
days for you.
I hope you will join in the fun!
Have an awesome week.....
Elizabeth Ann


Monday, October 13, 2014

72 Days Until A Woolly Christmas......

Happy Columbus Day to you all!   This use to be
such a fun holiday for us when the kids where little.
They had to go to school so mom & dad went 
Santa shopping!
I don't know if they ever figured that
out or not............

Been working on my fall quilt 
but after I purchased some
very nice fabric last week,
I decided to draw up 
some fun little snowmen.
Not sure if they will be little 
pillows or little ornaments for the tree.
But I hope they put a smile
on your face today,
they did mine.....
 

Have a wonderful week!
Elizabeth Ann

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October........

Well 
how are you all doing?
Now that's its fall 
and cooling off,
I lot I might add!
The quilt show was awesome 
&
guess who came to visit -
Anna from Bend, it was so good
to see her there!
I'm slowly saving money to go
do my very first wholesale Quilt
Market in the Spring and this show
I got a good chunk of it put aside!
Not much to show you
this time, been busy printing 
patterns and filling orders.
Apparently the 
Two Silly Snowmen 
and the Snow Friends quilt patterns 
are making a lot of people smile these days!
 
I spent the morning packing away show
decorations and samples and cleaning the house.
Very exciting I know.....
 But the house does look 
cozy with fall decorations 
not so much little white doggy hairs around...
 
I've been drawing a new quilt,
it has beautiful black & cheddar prints,
lots of gold, green, little bit of red wools....
I hope your first few weeks of Autumn 
will be awesome!
Have a great week....
Elizabeth Ann



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Woolly Snow Friends.....

Finished my little snow quilt,
a few more pages 
to put on the computer
&
then we can go on vacation!
Well after the quilt show next week.....
Got my house cleaned from 
corner to corner,
more furniture around,
painted a cabinet,
moved quilts around,
tried to make me a 
honest to goodness offce,
(haven't succeeded in that yet),
got weeds pulled,
knitted myself a half of sweater
in the evenings,
and even cooked some nice dinners
for the poor neglected husband....
I think those pills are working!
Happy weekend to you all!!!
Elizabeth Ann

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday......

 Got my quilt back
from Miss Laura, the quilter,
,
haven't had time to even
trim the excess batting off.
Had to get a nice big order off
to the distributor today 
but
tonight I can start the binding.
I asked for swirls 
&
I got them
but
I also got some Christmas trees,
holly leaves 
some other pretty things.
I hope you are having a nice
end to your summer!
We warmed back up here so
we are still enjoying our walks in the evenings.
Now the tomato plants decide to
pump out lots of tomatos!
If I were smart I would cook up
some nice sauce for winter 
but no time for that.
Next week is the Boise Quilt Show
I will be there with all 
my new quilts.
Lets hope there are a lot of nice ladies
to visit with this time!
Have a great 
rest of your week!
Elizabeth Ann

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Is Fall In The Air At Your House???


I packed summer away
&
got fall started
at my house....
I wasn't ready for summer
to be over,
I so enjoy walking in
the evening.
Been on a diet for about
6 months 
wasn't losing any weight,
found out last week
my thyroid wasn't working,
already in a week I feel better
and can get in a smaller size jean.
These are the very first pills
I have ever taken so they make 
me feel a little wonky - don't you love that word-
but not sure how to describe how I feel yet....
The snow people are off to the quilters 
today!
I tried to make a checkerboard edge but it was tooooo
busy but they will get a nice RED binding.
If you notice there is a lot of nice 
cream fabric for some awesome quilting....
I ordered some fabric from
Buggy Barn a week ago 
yesterday got the sad email that
they are closing...
I love all their patterns and fabrics.
I always wanted to go to their store 
but now it won't be there anymore...
Someone asked me why I don't
have any of my little designs sitting 
around in my cabinets.
I try to keep them busy at your local
quilt shop doing their own little
shows, right now they are
in Colorado at a brand new
woollie shop there.
And
you should hear about all the wool
she has!
I would love just to go and 
see it all in person....
You all have a good rest of the week!
I'm off to do some drawings for
a new fall quilt......
Elizabeth Ann

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woollie Cuteness.....

 The embroidery
work is done and everyone
has a twinkle in their
eye
&
a smile....
now I have 
to sew the quilt together
and wait patiently
for the quilting
to be done...
Snowpeople 
are just the best,
I wonder why,
maybe because they
almost always 
have a smile
and maybe a treat
for someone special.....
goodness her hat
is very bright in the picture...
love that reindeer....
I think I figured out the border....
I leave you with this picture,
my favorite one,
only I know 
whats in that bag
of reindeer food....
Have a terrific holiday weekend!
No snow anywhere around,
hopefully you will have great
weather to get out and about!!!
Elizabeth Ann











Monday, August 25, 2014

Woollie Snow People.....

 Snow people are SO cute,
as long as they are on
my quilt 
&
not in my yard.....
 I am so wanting to 
sew this quilt 
together now but
of course, I ran right
out of green thread again....
I'm a little embarrassed to ask
the kind ladies at 
The Gentle Art 
to send more so I placed 
a quick order online,
should be here tomorrow,
and then I can sew those
happy little trees down....
Can you see the little snow bunny
on the left?
Maybe by the end of the week
it will be ready for the quilter.....
Happy Monday!
Elizabeth Ann